2016-06-02 E-Edition

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CONSERVATION-MINDED—Employees of Keller Williams Realty in Calabasas partner with Mountains Restoration Trust in a May 12 Red Day event at Cold Creek Preserve. Each Keller Williams office nationwide chooses a nonprofit to help, and this year the Calabasas office joined workers from the MRT land trust to help remove harmful weeds and debris from Cold Creek’s riparian habitat. Red stands […]

Teen charged in Calabasas booster stabbing

Victim allowed assailant to live in her home

The Los Angeles County District Attorney charged 16-year-old Steven Paul Main with murder late last week in connection with the May 24 stabbing death of a Calabasas High School booster club leader. Main pleaded not guilty to the charge and is scheduled to return to Los Angeles Superior Court in Van Nuys on June 24. The Bell Canyon teen is […]

Deputies raid Old Agoura home that allegedly grew pot

A Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station narcotics SWAT team last week raided a home in Old Agoura believed to be once owned by silent film actress Laura La Plante. Captain Pat Davoren of the Lost Hills station said the home on Laura La Plante Drive was being used as a marijuana cultivation center, commonly known as a grow house. The SWAT […]

Take a walk on wild side, hike new Backbone Trail

Work completed, grand opening June 4

Officials will celebrate the grand opening of the Backbone Trail, a 67-mile trail that stretches from the city of Los Angeles to Ventura County. The festivities will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Sat., June 4 at Will Rogers State Park in Pacific Palisades. The event is free and open to the public. “The Backbone Trail has been a […]

Dear Dad, Love you

Note to self: Father’s Day is Sun., June 19, and The Acorn wants your dad to receive the recognition he so deserves. In 100 words or less, please write and tell us why your father is special. Whether it’s a poignant memory, a small story you’d like to tell or just a few kind words for the dad you love, […]

Body found near trailhead

The body of an adult male was found last week in the parking lot of the Newton Canyon trailhead on Kanan Dume Road in the Santa Monica Mountains, the National Park Service reported. The cause of death was suspected to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office is said to be investigating and will make a […]


Agoura Hills Vandals caused $ 150 in damage throwing eggs at a home on Micaela Drive May 19. A thief stole a $ 200 ai r compressor and a jump-starter from the garage of a home on Careybrook Drive May 16. A burglar took $160 worth of items, including two Bible maps, and caused $ 200 in damage shattering the […]

Sheriff: Oak Park crime up

Residential burglaries are on the rise in Oak Park just like they are in other areas of the region, Capt. Ross Bonfiglio of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office told the community’s governing council at a meeting last week. The sheriff believes many of the break-ins are related to organized crime rings. Once they break in, usually through a door or […]

Planning commission denies large home in Old Agoura

The Agoura Hills Planning Commission said no to construction of a sprawling concrete home proposed for Old Agoura. Nearly two dozen Old Agoura residents attended a May 5 commission meeting to protest the home on Lapworth Street. Shahnaz Brigitte Bina asked the commission for a permit to build a 4,370-square-foot single family home with a full basement and roof terrace, […]